Gundamentalism

I shared the above image with the following comment from me: I continue to hear from people who don't think America has a problem. One common suggestion from Christian gun lovers is that this is not a gun problem but a sin problem. That must mean that Americans are worse sinners than other democratic, economically [Read More…]

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Guns and Liberty

A Christian university offers a “free course” so its students can get a license to carry a concealed firearm? Why are guns so important to the folks at Liberty that they offer a course on concealed carry free of charge? If a Christian college offers free courses on carrying guns, but charges money for courses [Read More…]

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The Force Won’t Fix This

Someone should create a Republican Obi-Wan Twitter account, if they haven’t already… HT Hemant Mehta [Read more…]

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Why Apostrophes and Capitalization Matter

This might be the best correction in the history of correcting stuff… UPDATE: The original article and the correction appeared in Canada's Globe and Mail newspaper. I too would like to believe that love trumps hate, while I do not love Trump's hate.   [Read more…]

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Darth Trump (Make the Galaxy Great Again)

Make of this what you will…but if you are so inclined, it might actually be interesting to talk about what would or would not change in Star Wars if Donald Trump, saying the things that he has been lately, were substituted for Darth Vader. Would it be more scary or less? [Read more…]

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#GunShaming not #PrayerShaming

The Mike Luckovich cartoon above should help explain (to the deliberately obtuse who claim not to understand) why people who say “stop praying and do something” are not opposed to prayer per se, but are saying yet again that prayer without action is meaningless, much as the Letter of James says faith without works is [Read More…]

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Jusset Research Institute

I must confess that I didn’t even notice the little tag at the bottom of the image above when I shared it. I was treating it as an anonymous internet statement, and thought it made a point worth sharing. But having been asked about it, I feel the need to comment on the subject. The only other [Read More…]

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Refugee Christmas

The cartoon above came to my attention via Daily Kos. Brice Jones recently wrote a blog post about Stephen Carlson’s argument regarding the mistranslation “inn” in Luke’s infancy narrative. That in turn builds on the case that Kenneth Bailey has made regarding the cultural background of that story. On the one hand, the traditional versions [Read More…]

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Fear of Refugees: A Timely Reminder

  “There has only been one time in American history where the fear of refugees coming to wipe out the people here actually came true, and we'll be celebrating it this Thursday.” -John Oliver   [Read more…]

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How The Terrorists Win

This thought from Waleed Aly was shared by J. K. Doyle: Terrorism is, above all, a test of character for the community that suffers at the hands of terrorism. The very worst people in the world have come to take away our humanity. What are we going to do about it? The community that keeps [Read More…]

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ISIS vs. Islam

Daniel McClellan made the cartoon above, and I wanted to make sure more people see it. He makes the same points that are made in multiple other places around the web, but less succinctly. For instance, Mark Jurgensmeyer writes: ISIS has not been doing well these days. On the day before the attacks the strategic [Read More…]

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